Venus Williams displayed vintage form to knock out No.5 seed Johanna Konta, 6-1, 3-6, 6-1, to book her spot in the Internazionali BNL d'Italia quarterfinals.
"I love this tournament, and I love Rome," she said after the match. "It's one of my favorite places on earth, so that's one of the reasons why I have always come here.
"I have had a good amount of success here. Probably sometimes that it wasn't that great, but I'd never leave Rome early; let's put it that way. I always stay."